02/26/14 2:15pm

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Temporarily removing 100 yr old cast iron radiators:

“I need to paint behind my 100 yr old radiators as well as fix some cracking plaster. Is this something i should attempt on my own or would i be better off getting a plumber?”

Any smell from Fort Totten Transfer Station?

“Greetings all – We are considering buying in the Pleasant Hill area, immediately north of Catholic U and west of Brookland. Some have told us that the smell from the transfer station can get pretty intense, while others have said you’ll never notice it.

Does Popville have any current residents who can share their experiences, good and bad, as near neighbors of the dump? Thanks!”

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12/26/13 1:30pm

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting which occurred in the unit block of Hamilton Street, Northwest.

On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.

On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 41-year-old Roger St John of Northeast, Washington, DC pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Felony Murder while Armed in connection to the shooting death of Rhett Gelb.”

09/13/13 12:30pm

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From a press release:

WHAT: The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies across the country to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. This upcoming Rally will be held in Washington, DC, at the at the 3 Stars Brewing Co., and offers the opportunity to go on a VIP tour of the brewery, meet brewery staff and win great prizes from the brewery and the AHA.

There will also be a barrel making demonstration by local barrel cooper George Riesling, and representatives from Bootleg Biology, an open source yeast project, will be on hand. Participating homebrew clubs include DC Homebrewers, Brewers United for Real Potables (BURP), The Homebrew Outreach & Participation Sisterhood (HOPS).

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14
5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: 3 Stars Brewing Company
6400 Chillum Place NW

COST: Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP for the event.”

05/28/13 9:30am


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From MPD:

“Around 7:50 pm this evening, units responded for a call for a shooting at New Hampshire Ave and Hamilton St NW. Units located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Detectives are actively investigating this matter. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

UPDATE from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the unit block of Hamilton Street, Northwest.

On Monday, May 27, 2013, at approximately 7:50 pm, units from the Fourth District responded to the unit block of Hamilton Street, NW for the report of shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 22-year-old Rhett Gelb of Takoma Park, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

03/19/13 1:00pm

45 Tuckerman Street Northwest

This house is located at 45 Tuckerman Street, NW:


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The listing says:

“This end-unit townhome is stunning! Plenty of natural light, fenced-in landscaped yard w/ large deck of the kit & a patio below w/ paved driveway. Open floor plan for easy entertaining boasting beautiful hardwood floors, granite counters with 42′ cabinets, recessed lighting throughout & lots of closet space. Great walk-score, easy access to main thoroughfares and to Downtown Silver Spring”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $375,900.

01/17/13 1:00pm

This house is located at 37 Hamilton St, NW:


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The reader writes:

“I emailed a few months ago about posting in the GDoN section of PoPville but the house was already off the market by the time I got the email to you. Would you be able to post to see what others think? The link to the house tour on mouse on house still works. It sold for asking $487,500–still cannot believe this.”

You can see the virtual tour here.

This 3 bed/3 bath sold for $487,500.

01/03/13 3:00pm

This rental is located at 1st place NE at Webster St NE:


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The listing says:

I am renting a 1 bedroom/1 bath fully renovated apartment in a quiet area of the Brookland Neighborhood.

Please view the video of this unit.

Apartment details (see below)

• Wonderful one-bedroom, one bath apartment in a garden condo community is available for rent immediately
• Located few blocks from Catholic University and H8 bus stop which takes you to Brookland-CUA Metro & Rhode Island Metro (RED LINE)
• Near the Brookland(RED LINE) and Fort Totten Metro( RED/GREEN/YELLOW LINE) Stations
• Completely renovated new appliances including: stainless steel refrigerator, central a/c, dish washer, microwave oven, secure key less entry system, and hardwood floors
* Hardwood floors in the living/dining/bedroom / slate tile in the bathroom and kitchen
• Great access to natural light
* On site laundry facilities
• In a very quiet and residential neighborhood
* Plenty of off-street parking

Convenient to all the places you need (see below)

- Less than 5 minutes to Providence Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Catholic, Trinity, and Howard University
- 5-10 minutes to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, H street, and U street neighborhoods
- Safeway, Giant and YES! Organic Market are very close as well.
-Equidistant to the Brookland and Fort Totten metro station.

LOCATION — Walk, Metro, or Drive
* 8 min walk to Catholic University
* 3 min bike ride to Metropolitan Branch Bike Trail
* 7 min bike ride (1.3 miles) to Yes! Organic Market or Safeway
* 13 min bike ride to Columbia Heights bars & restaurants
* 11 min drive to Union Station or H ST
All times provided by Google Maps

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1295 per Month.